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How to Treat Persons with HIV/AIDS: Justice Dept. Issues New Guidelines

(On June 28, 2012 the U.S. Department of Justice released an FAQ fact sheet discussing coverage under the Americans With Disabilities Act of individuals with, or perceived to have, HIV/AIDS.  In addition to explaining that people who are HIV-positive and/or carrying AIDS are covered by the ADA regardless of whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic, […]

New York Lifeguard, fired at 71, wins EEOC Lawsuit

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. — A New York lifeguard who was fired at age 71 has settled an age-discrimination lawsuit for $65,000. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells Newsday ( ) that Jay Lieberfarb had 50 years of experience as a lifeguard when he failed a Nassau County swimming test in 2009. Lieberfarb lives in Valley […]

DOJ Releases Q&A on Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS

Link to PDF Version Questions and Answers:The Americans with Disabilities Actand Persons with HIV/AIDS Introduction  |  Employment  |  Public Accommodations State and Local Governments  |   Housing   |  Air Transportation  |  Resources I. Introduction What is the ADA? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives federal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national […]

Some Good News Out of D.C.; Senators Harkin, Grassley, Leahy Trying To Change 2009 Supreme Court Decision that Makes Age Discrimination Tough To Prove

Washington D.C. Employment Law Update Posted at 2:06 PM on March 19, 2012 by Ilyse Schuman Bill Would Change Burden of Proof, Causation Standards in ADEA, ADA Cases On March 13, 2012, lawmakers reintroduced a bipartisan bill in the Senate that would overturn a 2009 Supreme Court decision that toughened an employee’s burden of proof […]

Diversity Briefings Newsletter, Nov. 18, 2010

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/18/2010 Volume 1, Issue 21. Published Each Monday – Friday Welcome back to Diversity Briefings Today’s issue is really brief. My apologies. We will be back in full force tomorrow. Susan Klopfer, editor and publisher You can subscribe to Diversity Briefings here Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner —– —– […]


Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/17/2010 Volume 1, Issue 20. Published Each Monday – Friday Welcome back to Diversity Briefings I hope you are enjoying each issue of this newsletter. Please feel free to resend this Diversity newsletter on to friends and colleagues. If you would like to subscribe to receive daily updates, the form for […]

Diversity Briefings Newsletter, Nov. 15, 2010

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/15/2010 Volume 1, Issue 18. Published Each Monday – Friday Today’s New Diversity Topics: Shirley Sherrod, Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., Distinguished Dialogue Event – American Institute for Managing Diversity, Inc. Reports on Cross-Generational Engagement in the Workplace – Group Alleges Discrimination Against Blind – Hate-crime Law Called Ineffective – Culture […]

Diversity Briefings Newsletter: Nov. 12, 2010

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/12/2010 Volume 1, Issue 17. Published Each Monday – Friday Today’s New Diversity Topics: Latin American Leaders at G-20 Call For Responsibility From Rich Countries – Court Nixes Bedtime Story For Female Employee – US Airways Promises To Improve Diversity Activities – Ethnic Tensions Cost Banker Her Job, She Claims – […]

Diversity Briefings Newsletter: November 11, 2010

Welcome to Diversity Briefings: 11/11/2010 Volume 1, Issue 16. Published Each Monday – Friday Today’s New Diversity Topics: Veterans and Diversity *EEOC Publishes Final Regulations on GINA * Can Facebook Get You Fired?  * How to work with a younger boss * Want a great workplace? Respect your employees * Supreme Court discusses gender discrimination […]